Many Jews see the shul as the central institution in Jewish life, but Halacha states that constructing a mikvah takes precedence even over building a shul. Both a Shul and a Sefer Torah may be sold to raise funds for building mikvah. In fact, in the eyes of Chazal, Jewish families living together only attain the status of “community” once they have a communal mikvah.
But Chazal didn’t stop with necessity. They wanted the Mikvah to be cherished by the women who use it and by the community that supports it. They wanted the Mikvah to be welcoming, peaceful and beautiful.
Yet, the island of Maui, Hawaii has no Mikvah!
And with your help, we'd like to change that...
We were approached by a young couple who had just been blessed with a baby girl, asking if we can build a Mikvah on our farm: and we accepted the challenge.
Nestled in the jungles of the West Maui Mountains, surrounded by orchards of macadamia, mango, avocado and papaya trees we have created a Kosher Farm Oasis with sheep, goats, geese, ducks, chickens and quails: the farm life in full swing...
Now we are blessed to have gotten a piece of land to build a Mikvah on the farm to serve locals and visitors alike. We are ready to break ground and start a 'Bor al Gabi Bor' Kosher Mikvah in one of the most beautiful natural settings on earth.
We intend to build the Mikvah with as little as possible interruption of the nature around us.